Trek to Harishchandragadh

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Overview

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Easy
  • Pick & Drop: Mumbai to Mumbai
  • State: Maharashtra

About

Harishchandragad, a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, is one of the most challenging treks in the Western Ghats. Situated in the Malshej region of the ghats, it is at a distance of approximately 90 km from Kalyan. 

This hill fort can be approached from multiple routes. One such route via Nalichi Vaat (which translates to passage through a gorge’) is a channel that lies to the extreme right of the mountain. It is the most difficult path to the top.

Popular among climbers and experienced trekkers, Nalichi Vaat involves a near 80-degree climb, involving steep rock patches. The trail begins on a stream bed filled with large man-sized rocks and eventually leads to the foot of the gorge. Harishchandragad fort is quite ancient, with its origin dating back to the sixth century. There are caves situated all over the fort, believed to be carved out in the eleventh century. The various temples and carvings in the caves indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath.

Later, the fort was under the control of the Moguls. And by 1747, the Marathas captured it. The cave of Kedareshwar hosts a big Shivlingam, which is surrounded by water. The lingam is surrounded by four pillars that essentially represent the four yugas of life on earth. The general belief is that the current phase is the Kali Yuga. The day the fourth pillar breaks down will be considered the end of this era.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Board Train for Kasara Station

2nd Day: Harishachandragadh fort and return

Price

Mumbai to Mumbai:

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Triple Occupancy 1200 / Person

Itinerary (Mumbai to Mumbai)

  • 1

    1st Day : Board Train for Kasara Station

    10:50 PM Board Kasara Train from CSMTHarishachandragadh.

  • 2

    2nd Day : Harishachandragadh fort and return

    Reach Kasara and Meet the Team, after an Initial Introduction we move Towards Base Village
    Breakfast & Tea Followed by Ice breaking session and Intro round with instructors. Start Ascending to Harishachandragadh.Reach on top of the Harishchandragadh & Start Exploring the Fort .
    Start Descending back.
    Reach back down at the base village.
    - 11.00 AM Lunch Time
    Move Towards to Kasara station.

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Inclusions

Traveling From Local Transport From Kasara To Kasara

Morning Breakfast and Tea

Lunch

Forest Entry Charges

Expertise and Guide Charges

Exclusions

Anything not mentioned 

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

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 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

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